G. K. Chesterton

Ahlquist, Dale, G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003)

_____, In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011)

Barnes, Ernest, “Some Reflections on Eugenics and Religion,” Eugenics Review 18 (1927) 7-14

Belmonte, Kevin, Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life and Impact of G. K. Chesterton (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011)

Baron, Jeremy, Anglo-American Biomedical Antecedents of Nazi Crimes (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007)

Boyd, Ian, “Chesterton and the Bible,” Chesterton Review 11 (1985), 21-3

_____, The Novels of G. K. Chesterton: A Study in Art and Propaganda (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1975)

Broberg, Gunnar and Nils Roll-Hansen (eds.), Eugenics and the Welfare State: Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996; East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2005)

Canovan, Margaret, G. K. Chesterton: Radical Populist (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977)

Carey, John, The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939 (New York: St. Martin’s, 1994)

Chamberlain, Edward J. and Sander L. Gilman (eds.), Degeneration: The Dark Side of Progress (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985)

Chase, Allan, The Legacy of Malthus: The Social Costs of the New Scientific Racism (New York: Knopf , 1977

Chesterton, G. K., All Things Considered (1908; Henley-on-Thames: Darwen Finlayson, 1969)

_____, The Appetite of Tyranny (1915), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986- ), v

_____, Autobiography (1936), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986- ), xvi.

_____, Avowals and Denials (London: Meuthen, 1934)

_____, The Blatchford Controversies (1904), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), i

_____, The Catholic Church and Conversion. 1927. The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton 3. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-

_____, Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1932)

_____, The Crimes of England (London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, 1915

_____, The Defendant (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1902)

_____, Eugenics and Other Evils (1922), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), iv.

_____, The Everlasting Man (1905), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), ii.

_____, Heretics (1905), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), i

_____, Irish Impressions (London: Collins, 1919

_____, Letters to an Old Garibaldian (London: Methuen & Co., 1915)

_____, Orthodoxy (1908), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), i

_____, The Outline of Sanity (1926), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), v

_____, “The Patriotic Idea” in England: A Nation, ed. Lucian Oldershaw (London: R. Brimley Johnson, 1904), 1-43

_____, Return of Don Quixote (1927; Philadelphia: Dufour, 1963)

_____, Tales of the Long Bow, 1925), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), viii

_____, The Uses of Diversity (London: Methuen, 1921

_____, The Well and the Shallows (1935), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), iii

_____, What’s Wrong With the World (1910), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), iv

_____, Why I am a Catholic (1926), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), iii

_____, The Thing: Why I am a Catholic (1929), The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1986-), iii

Childs, Donald J., Modernism and Eugenics: Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the Culture of Degeneration (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Clark, Stephen R. L., G. K. Chesterton: Thinking Backward, Looking Forward (Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2006)

Coates, John D, Chesterton and the Edwardian Cultural Crisis (Hull: Hull University Press, 1984)

_____, G. K. Chesterton as Controversialist (Lewiston: Edward Mellen Press, 2002)

Coates, John D, “Chesterton and Eugenics,” Chesterton Review (2009), 89-112

_____, “Chesterton and the Quarrel of the Historians.” Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardians 49 (1999), 21–39

Conlon, D. J. (ed.), G. K. Chesterton: A Half Century of Views (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987)

Cooney, Anthony, G. K. Chesterton, One Sword at Least (London: Third Way, 1999)

Coren, Michael, Gilbert: The Man Who Was G. K. Chesterton (New York: Paragon House, 1990)

Darwin, Leonard, The Need for Eugenic Reform (London: John Murray, 1926)

Davey, Herbert, The Laws Relating to the Mentally Defective (London: Stevens and Sons, 1913)

Galton, Francis, “Hereditary Improvement,” Fraser’s Magazine 7 (Jan-June 1873), 116–30

Graham, Loren R., “Science and Values: The Eugenics Movement in Germany and Russia in the 1920s,” American Historical Review 52 (1977), 1133-64

Grekul, Krahn and Odynak, “Sterilizing the ‘Feeble-Minded’: Eugenics in Alberta, Canada, 1929-1972,” Journal of Historical Sociology 17 (2004): 358-84

Hale, Frederick, “Debating the New Religion of Eugenics: Catholic and Anglican Positions in Early Twentieth-Century Britain,” Heythrop Journal 52 (2011), 445-57

Hanssen, Susan, “G. K. Chesterton and British National Identity in World War I,” in Caroline Litzenberger and Eileen Groth Lynn (eds.), The Human Tradition in Modern Britain (Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield, 2006), 187-99

Hollis, Christopher, The Mind of Chesterton (Coral Gables: University of Miami Press 1970)

Inge, William R., “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics,” Eugenics Review 1 (Apr. 1909), 26-36

_____, “Eugenics,” in Outspoken Essays (London: Longmans, Green, 1922)

Kemp, N. D. A., Merciful Release: The History of the British Euthanasia Movement (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002)

Kenner, Hugh, Paradox in Chesterton (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1947)

Ker, Ian, G. K. Chesterton: A Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Kevles, Daniel J., In the name of eugenics: genetics and the uses of human heredity (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995)

King, Desmond and Randall Hansen, “Experts at Work: State Autonomy, Social learning and Eugenic Sterilization in 1930s Britain,” British Journal of Political Science 29 (1999), 77-107

Laski, H. J., “The Scope of Eugenics,” Westminster Review 174 (1910), 25–34

Leigh, David, “The Psychology of Conversion in Chesterton’s and Lewis’s Autobiographies,” in M. Macdonald and A. Tadie (eds.), G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis: The Riddle of Joy (Grand Rapids: Erdmans, 1989), 290-304

Lewis, C. S., Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1955)

McCleary, Joseph R., The Historical Imagination of G. K. Chesterton: Locality, Patriotism, and Nationalism (London: Routledge, 2009)

McKim, W. Duncan, Heredity and Human Progress (New York: Knickerbocker, 1901)

McLuhan, Marshall, “G. K. Chesterton: A Practical Mystic,” Dalhousie Review 15


Macnicol, John, “Eugenics and the Campaign for Voluntary Sterilization in Britain between the Wars,” Social History of Medicine 2 (1989)

Mazumdar, Pauline M. H., Eugenics, Human Genetics and Human Failings: The Eugenics Society, its sources and its critics in Britain (London: Routledge, 1992)

Milbank, Alison, Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians: The Fantasy of the Real (T & T Clark, 2009)

Nichols, Aidan, G. K. Chesterton, Theologian (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2010)

Oddie, William, Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC 1874-1908 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

_____, The Holiness of G. K. Chesterton (Leominster, England: Gracewing, 2010)

Parkin, Andrew, “Henry Twitchin and the Expansion of the Eugenics Society Between the Wars,” Galton Institute Newsletter no. 58 (March 2006) http://www.galtoninstitute.org.uk/Newsletters/GINL0603/henry_twitchin.htm

Paul, Diane, “Eugenics and the Left,” Journal of the History of Ideas 45 (1984), 567-90

Pearce, Joseph, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1996)

Pick, Daniel, Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, c. 1848-1918 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Robinson, William J., Eugenics, Marriage and Birth Control (New York: The Critic and Guide Company, 1917)

Rosen, Christine, Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Saleeby, Caleb Williams, The Progress of Eugenics (London: Cassell & Co., 1914)

Sanger, Margaret, “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda,” Birth Control Review 5 (October 1921), 5

Schwartz, Adam, “G.K.C.’s Methodical Madness: Sanity and Social Control in Chesterton,” Renascence 49 (Fall 1996), 23-40

Searle, G. R., Eugenics and Politics in Britain 1900-1914 (Leyden: Noordhoff International, 1976)

Shaw, George Bernard, Major Barbara (New York: Brentano’s, 1907)

———, The Revolutionist’s Handbook, Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy (New York: Brentano’s, 1903)

Shipley, Don M., Jr., “Chesterton and His Interlocutors: Dialogical Style and Ethical Debate on Eugenics,” Ph.D. thesis (Baylor University, 2007)

Smith, Christian, What is a Person? (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)

Soloway, Richard A., Demography and Degeneration: Eugenics and the Declining Birthrate in Twentieth-Century Britain (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990)

Spektorowski, Alberto, “The Eugenic Temptation in Socialism: Sweden, Germany and the Soviet Union,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 46 (2004), 84-106

Sparkes, Russell, “The Enemy of Eugenics,” Chesterton Review 25 (1999), 117-29

Stapleton, Julia, Christianity, Patriotism, and Nationhood: The England of G. K. Chesterton (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009)

Stone, Dan, Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2002)

Stopes, Marie, Radiant Motherhood: A Book for Those Who Are Creating the Future (London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1920)

———, et al., The Control of Parenthood (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1920)

Thomson, Matthew, The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain C.1870-1959 (Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press, 1998)

United Nations, “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (1948) http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Vaninskaya, Anna, “‘My Mother, Drunk or Sober’: G. K. Chesterton and Patriotic Anti-Imperialism,” History of European Ideas 34 (2008)

Verstaelen, E., G. K. Chesterton’s Conversion (Ranchi [India]: Catholic Press, 1945)

Ward, Maisie, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (London: Sheed and Ward, 1944)

White, Arnold, Efficiency and Empire (London: Methuen, 1901)

Wilkinson, Alan, “The Politics of the Anglican Modernists,” Chesterton Review 15 (1989), 144–54

Wills, Garry, Chesterton: Man and Mask (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1961)

Wood, Ralph, Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011)

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